|Forum topic by Birks||posted 04-19-2012 01:48 PM||2786 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
04-19-2012 01:48 PM
Does anyone else out there think the G0661 table saw blade/RK specs. given by Grizzly in their manual are awkward?
So according to the manual I’m not able to use either the standard 1/8” (0.125”) or 3/32” (0.094”) thin kerf blades if I follow their directions exactly. I called grizzly on this and they said a 1/8” kerf is fine. A TK is also fine, but one may want to adjust the fence on the back end a bit. But there is more…Blade/plate thickness.
I wanted to splurge and get myself a nice WWII blade (full kerf) for this shiny new saw I purchased. Unfortunately the plate thickness is 0.09” and grizzly states a max. body thickness of 0.082”. I am going to call Griz on this too, just wanted a second opinion. What does it mean in terms of riving knife effectiveness if the plate thickness is equal to or greater than the RK thickness (the kerf thickness is still wider than both)? Take my example: Kerf= 0.125”, plate thickness = 0.09”, RK thickness = 0.09.
FWIW the blade that came with the saw had a 0.125” kerf/ 0.078” plate thickness….
I know I’m probably being to careful here on the specs, but I’m a noob, annoyed that the specs for this saw don’t match anything standard/common wrt saw blades, and in need of some help/clarification!